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Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort

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1685 Kavanaugh Dr, East Gull Lake, MN 56401-7634 See on map
Free Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Perfect resort for family get togethers. Has every lake vacation amenity you could possibly want, but quiet and close enough to Brainerd/Nisswa. Only place we stay. Well worth the money. You will not be disappointed! And daughter has great luck fishing off the various docks!More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 10 February 2017

Thank you so much for the nice review of our resort. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time, enjoyed the property and area, and most importantly....that your daughter caught some fish!!! Thanks again for taking the time to write the review and...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were a group of 6 looking for a nice cabin to ring in the New Year. I came across this resort and was able to snag one of their larger cabins. The price was very affordable and the amenities were wonderful. The staff were...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for staying with us at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort. We are so happy you had a wonderful New Years getaway and enjoyed our many amenities and your lodging. As a family owned and operated property it is very important to us to know...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stayed in a two bedroom in Westwoods. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. Enjoyed looking out onto the lake from the living room or dining room in the mornings and evenings. Very quiet even when occupancy picked up on the weekend. Close enough to golf courses,...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. As a family owned and operated property it is really important to us that our guests have a wonderful time and find our property to their liking. We work very hard to maintain a high standard and...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I have been coming to Kavanaugh's for a few years now and it is just a wonderful experience each time. We reserve the same cottage and it continues to be just the thing for us. The animals are just a delight to...More

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Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 4 October 2016

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We love hearing from our many guests who make Kavanaugh's a tradition and join us year after year. There is nothing like sitting at the lake surrounded by nature and enjoying the fresh air. While it is...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It was our first time at Kavanaughs and it was great. We stayed here with two kiddos under the age of 3 for a four night retreat. It was a lovely way to spend the last week of summer! The staff was unbelievably kind, helpful...More

3  Thank Heidi M
Response from TomK84, Owner at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake ResortResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review of our property. It is always wonderful to welcome first time guests to our resort and we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience and of course look forward to having you back...More

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Kavanaugh's is an upscale cottage and condo resort on crystal clear Sylvan Lake in the heart of Brainerd, Minnesota's lake country and the Pine Beach Area. Kavanaugh's is a 4-season property with year-round activities for everyone. Kavanaugh's has been operated by the Kavanaugh family since 1969 and is a "True Minnesota Resort".

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
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Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$147 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kavanaugh's Resort
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United StatesMinnesotaEast Gull Lake
Traveller (33)
Pool & Beach (32)
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"Various sizes and layouts to chose from."
5 Oct 2017
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"It all depends on who is in your party. They have accommodations for everyone"
16 Sep 2017
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"We had a cottage on the pond on the end. It felt very private and was easy to get to."
23 May 2017
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"Their website has floorplans to help you pick the right spot, but calling in is even better. So helpful!"
17 May 2017
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